Olympics Themed Crafts and Games with the Kids

Anyone else obsessed with the Olympics?  It was a huge deal in my house growing up.  In fact, there was a year where my Dad got rid of the TV, but we got it back during the Olympics.  I think I watched the entire Olympics that year.  It was the 1988 Winter Olympics, I was…

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Reminding Myself Why I Do It…

Sometimes when I’m feeling down about my mommy-life, I look through pictures of my kids.  Meanwhile they’re right outside the door, screaming and trying to get my attention. You would think I just need to go and look at the actual kid itself.  But pictures calm me.  Perhaps because they are still and quiet.  Their…

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Mojito Sugar Body Scrub

One of the things I love about blogging is meeting people all over the world with common interests and great ideas.  One of my new friends is Heidi at www.lightlycrunchy.wordpress.com. She lives on a small farm with two beautiful girls, and one of my favorite things she shares is her body scrubs. Today ended one of…

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What’s Cooking Around Here…

I think I mentioned a few days ago that its been a rough week for me.  I think its a mid-summer crisis.  Nothing to worry about too deeply, but I don’t want to let it get out of control either.  I’m too tired to get into details, but basically its just hard as shit to…

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Smoky Gouda, Tomato and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This is my go to sandwich in the summer.  I’ve been making it since we first got married (which was ten years ago this month!!!), and we both love it.  4 ingredients, all of which I generally have in the summer, and it tastes absolutely AMAZING. Just take a few slices of any gouda (I…

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Heading to the Farmer’s Market for Some Quiet Time

I’m tired.  Not feeling like I have a lot to say today.  Whenever I start to feel down, I do food therapy.  Probably not what you’re thinking (although some eating of dark chocolate is involved).  For me, its grocery shopping alone, and then cooking.  This last week we were in vacation recovery mode.  My husband…

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Chinese Chicken Salad

I bought the most beautiful Savoy Cabbage last weekend at the farmer’s market, and I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it.  This chinese chicken salad is my go to recipe whenever I see a savoy or napa cabbage that I cannot resist (which is almost every time I see one). Of course,…

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Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas

I was inspired by thischickcooks.net.  If you haven’t checked out her food blog, head on over now.  She shares about real food recipes that real people want to eat.  I’m in love! Yesterday I made two of her recent recipes- chili lime roasted chickpeas and blueberry chocolate chunk ice cream.  I also made a garlic roasted…

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Library Day is Here!

Its library day today.  Hooray!  The kids are in a post vacation I-don’t-want-to-leave-the-house slump.  They are happy to sit around, play games, and ask me what we have to eat all day. I am not. But they will still get excited about library day!  Every Wednesday in the summer we head to our local library.…

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The Beauty of Savoy Cabbage and How to Cook It

Have you ever seen one of these beauties?  It is my favorite cabbage- crisp, striking, and slightly sweet.  Not the sulfurous bitterness you can get from some leafy greens. Savoy cabbage is a storehouse of vitamins- Vitamin K and C being the big ones, even Omega-3 fatty acids, folate, vitamin B6 and potassium can be…

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